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A diagnostically difficult case of a cellular pleural fluid: Morphology, immunohistochemistry, and fluorescence in situ hybridization study

Escrito por Margarida Cordeiro

Here we publish a very interesting article that is also a quiz case.


An 80-year-old woman presented with complaints of nausea, dyspnea, and fatigue for the past 4 weeks. As per patient, she has a history of melanoma. She did not report any fever or chills. Radiologic evaluation showed right-sided pleural effusion. Thoracentesis was performed. Cytopathologic findings of the pleural fluid are shown in [Figure 1]. What is your interpretation?


Article first published: 24-07-2017
doi: 10.4103/cytojournal.cytojournal_54_16
URL: See the article here

Citation: [Wang M, Samankan S, Bhalla A, Ohori N P, Frisch NK. A diagnostically difficult case of a cellular pleural fluid: Morphology, immunohistochemistry, and fluorescence in situ hybridization study. CytoJournal [serial online] 2017 [cited 2017 Aug 28];14:18. Available from: http://www.cytojournal.com/text.asp?2017/14/1/18/211454]


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Sobre o autor

Margarida Cordeiro

Licenciada em Anatomia Patológica Citológica e Tanatológica pela Escola Superior de Saúde Egas Moniz em 2014. Após concluir a licenciatura, iniciou a parceria com a plataforma Pathologika para a qual contribui na área da Imunohistoquímica. Neste momento, trabalha no laboratório de Anatomia Patológica Joaquim Chaves Saúde, tendo iniciado funções na área do screening ginecológico.

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